Sweet potatoes are very easy to grow and don’t have a lot of requirements, but they do prefer a warm, sunny location, so make sure you plant them where they will get full sun.
When you are ready to plant, you want to plant them about 12-18 inches apart in holes at least 6 inches deep.
It’s a good idea to mulch your sweet potato bed, especially in the beginning. The vines will spread , but they can be slow to start, so be sure to keep the bed as weed free as you can until the vines take over.
Sweet Potatoes can be harvested as soon as they are a suitable size, usually in late summer or early fall, but their flavor and quality will improve with exposure to cooler temperatures.